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The Best, Most Inspiring Real Estate Blogs

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The Best, Most Inspiring Real Estate Blogs
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These are the blogs that will super-charge your home search and help turn a house into a home

You’re here probably because we’re one of the best housing resources on the internet. If you’re silently wondering how to find other excellent real estate blogs, there’s no need to look any further – we have them listed right here. From neighborhood trends, memorable cottage houses and iconic homes stories, to housing forecasts and real estate hubs, these 10 real estate blogs blend cultural heritage with housing finance and in-depth economic analysis.

Coldwell Banker Blue Matter

Blue Matter is all about the things that turn a house into a home!

Coldwell Banker’s blog is filled with handy homeowner tips and a collection of ideas to improve your home before selling your property. The organization prides itself on being the friendly neighbors who enjoy sharing insightful information, so do knock on their door for some advice.

The article we love best on the Coldwell Banker blog is the piece about the best investments new homeowners should make to turn a new property into a home and ensure its value keeps growing.

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Curbed

For a seamless mix between inspiring architecture, dream homes, and home news

If it’s real estate connected, you’ll find news about it on Curbed. With articles that cover everything from national market trends and local findings to beautiful homes the world over and design tips, Curbed is your one-stop source.

We refresh the Curbed page daily, and our most recent favorite piece was an audience favorite as well: Modern house in the forest welcomes darkness

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Elliman Insider

If you love Aspen, the Hamptons, and everything posh, Insider is your go-to blog

Elliman Insider is a luxury real estate blog that covers both U.S. coasts. Here, you’ll find outstanding listings and discover inspiration from acclaimed design artists and architects.

Our favorite piece is part of Elliman’s Design Inspiration series, offering home sellers all the top tips for staging their home so that they sell the home faster and, more importantly, often for a higher price.

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Eye on Housing

For your daily fix of housing news and real estate stats, EyeOnHousing.Org is your first and only stop

Eye on Housing is the blog of the Washington-based National Association of Home Builders. The trade association has more than 140,000 members, and its blog covers a wide range of topics surrounding home building, including remodeling, property management, design, housing finance, and residential and commercial construction.

We read all the articles and news pieces posted on the blog, but a more recent piece of (very) good news that we enjoyed hearing about was the strong growth rate for housing starts.

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Fancy Pants Homes

Eye candy real estate? Check! Celebrity cribs? Check! Architectural marvels? Check! We can’t really ask for anything more

Peek inside some of the world’s most famous and iconic homes of all times – from Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West, FL, to the home where Francis Ford Coppola shot the “The Godfather.”

Feast your eyes on Dolce and Gabbana’s absolutely breathtaking villa on Sicily’s Idyllic Stromboli Island.

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Funky Junk Interiors

Meet Donna. She creates the absolutely coolest home design items from salvaged junk!

This site is living proof of how well home design can work for everyone. The blog incorporates all sorts of tips and tricks on how to build a workshop from scratch, how to handle power tools and how to turn junk into stylish decorations!

The post we love the most on Funky Junk Interiors is a recap of 2019’s best projects, simply because we get to see all of last year’s awesome projects in one long post!

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HomeLight

From home buying and home selling guides to property flipping tips, Homelight is the answer

HomeLight provides data analysis using data on average days on market. They believe that as your house sits on the market, it technically loses value, so if you’re looking to find a different approach to real estate, you’ve found it! Plus, their service is completely free for buyers and sellers, with no commitment required. So, if you thought crunching numbers and technology couldn’t assist real estate, think again!

Our favorite post right now is the guide to buying a house in Brooklyn.

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Hooked on Houses

This is the blog born out of pure love of beautiful homes, cottages, and farmhouses.

Julia Sweeten’s blog includes an array of homes – from celebrity houses to movie homes and cute cottages to farmhouses, she lists real estate and home renovations with incredible detail and focuses on their unique touch.

Many of us here have a soft spot for cottages, so we decided to go with a whole favorite section instead of a single post: cottages, lovely cottages and tiny houses everywhere.

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Outfront Weekly

With the purpose of being “the real estate company of choice for agents and their customers”, Keller Williams needs no other introduction

Outfront, the editorial arm of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., provides readers an in-depth look at the businesses, lives and success strategies of top real estate agents from around the world. The digital publication also provides the latest on game-changing technology and thought-provoking insights from the company’s top leaders.

Our favorite article focuses on homeownership solutions for millennials, with an emphasis on what this generation can do to fulfill its homeownership dreams faster.

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Realest Blog

With news and tips on design, financing, home prices, and real estate investing, Realest brings all the relevant info at your fingertips

At Realest Blog, you learn the ins and outs of real estate. Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or already own, you can find tips to help you through it all.

Our favorite article is a very smart piece on the real, and only reason why homes don’t sell.

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Realtor News

Realtor News always has the perfect mix of celebrity homes news, beautiful homes, and market insights

Homeownership is a journey. Starting with the home buying process, continuing with the moving woes and finally ending with making your new home your own, this journey is carefully documented by the helpful, informative posts on Realtor’s blog.

Our favorite article on Realtor News this week is the piece focusing on an emerging trend: Gen Z is starting to buy property, and they might become a real home-buying force in the coming years. 

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Redfin Blog

With the mission to “redefine real estate in the customer’s favor”, Redfin wants to simplify all real estate processes

This Seattle-based real estate brokerage offers home buying and selling tips and advice and local insights, but also trends analyses to keep all their clients in the know.

One of our favorite articles on Redfin’s blog focuses on the7 most popular home styles in the country.

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RENTCafé Blog

The RENTCafé Blog is your trusted source of information on everything apartment-related

From easy DIY project ideas for your rental to market studies and analyses focusing on the evolution of the nation’s biggest rental markets, RENTCafé’s blog is a real trove of rental data, tips, and tricks.

Our favorite article is their ‘Decade in Review‘ study, which zooms in on all the real estate and demographics megatrends of the past decade.  

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The Close

The Close is the silent partner that always has the best bits of real estate information, the most fun updates, and the most useful insights

Offering a wealth of information from domains as diverse as cutting edge psychology, business and marketing strategy, design, and disruptive technology, the main aim of the professionals at The Close is to help real estate agents work better and smarter for their customers, helping them in turn to find their dream home.

Because we’re secretly all ad nerds over here and we love a smart, creative ad (that converts!), our favorite piece from The Close is the one about the 33 Clever Real Estate Ads That Convert Like Crazy.

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Zillow Porchlight

Zillow’s Porchlight is always on, helping home seekers find their dream home

Zillow, the Seattle-based real estate and rental marketplace has become synonymous with real estate excellence. Covering the full cycle of renting, buying, and owning, the site is an invaluable source no matter where you are in the process.

The article we like best is a very fitting piece for all prospective homebuyers who want to start the new year the right way: 5 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home

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6SQFT

On the 6SQFT blog, you’ll learn about the places, people, and ideas that have shaped and continue to shape the amazing metropolis that is New York City

This blog is inspired by the notion of “personal space,” a constant flow of energy that basically determines how people behave in specifically designed spaces. In particular, it covers how culture defines who we are and how we are in different locations. The location chosen is New York City and 6SQFT covers amazing stories around the city, from interior design to new developments and peculiar homes, and even the rediscovery of a lost, treasured corner. It’s definitely the best way to experience this electric metropolis.

We simply love this article about New York in the 1920s simply because it’s so different from what we’ve been seeing and because it offers a glimpse of the city’s ‘Roaring’ past.

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Searching for property online is slowly becoming the first and main step all home seekers and renters take when looking for a new home. Homes for sale and for rent are now at our fingertips. And not only that, but real estate websites offer the best tips when it comes to home maintenance, interior design, and financial guidance. All the best advice, home buying and selling tips and market trends are just a few clicks away.

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